German director Uwe Boll is bidding to destroy his reputation as the worst director in the world, by making a blockbuster drama to stun critics.
In 2006, Boll was so angered by continued critical attacks on his films he challenged his five harshest detractors to a boxing match. The matches went ahead and Boll won them all.
Now he is planning to silence them with a prestige drama - starring Donald Sutherland and due for release in 2009.
Boll says, "I have a movie about an old guy who fell through the social net.
"I've developed it for a long time, and I have Donald Sutherland interested. I'm trying to finance it for 2009, but they (studio bosses) say, 'What happens in this big social drama? No shoot-ups?' But I want to do it."